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Zack and Mimi Make a Porno gets NC-17

SethRogen.jpgSeth Rogen and Kevin Smith are a little annoyed at the MPAA who seem to be shying away from anything sex related, after all that's what's causing everyone harm in the world today apart from those corrupting videogames, geez if only we didn't have sex and games consoles I think wars, gun and knife attacks would end. It's nothing to do with respect, self worth, and a terrible law and rehabilitation system.

Anyway, aside from the preaching, Kevin Smith's Zack and Mimi Make a Porno has received an NC-17, and while Smith has to sit and cut that down to an R rating from the MPAA, Rogen has spoken out about the double standards of the aging and retentive MPAA.

He called them completely hypocritical and went on to be quite vocal about their rating system:

"I honestly don’t feel like it’s anything I haven’t seen some version of in a movie before...When I watch the movie, I’m honestly shocked that, of all the movies I’ve been a part of, this is the one that got an NC-17."

To prove a point Seth Rogen talks about a scene in Pineapple Express as a comparison.

"I mean, we sell weed to 10-year-olds in this one, and no one gives a shit. All this movie [Zack and Miri] has to do is with sex and shit. To me it’s completely hypocritical that this would get an NC-17 rating."

Yeah, that does sound crazy, but then it seems that a majority is obsessed with sex, and not in a good way, viewing it with the Victorian attitudes of dirty, evil and corrupting. You can probably guess the type already.

What's interesting about the comments over at Cinema Blend is that they now have to work hard to try and get that down to an R rating, after all Kevin Smith is contractually obliged to do that for this film.

However, that does mean we're going to get ourselves a decent DVD release for Zack and Mimi Make a Porno, but where do you make the stand? Do you just ignore the MPAA's madness and go see the cut version in cinemas, or do you decide to hold off and buy the DVD, hurting the film's sales in the first place which, in turn, goes through to the people behind the film.

Personally I would prefer to see the uncut version, but at the same time I'm aware that I'm hurting the film in the eyes of the studio and also those who made it. What will you do? See it anyway?



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